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VOL. XV--NO. 29G. HAllliK. VERMONT, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 29, 1912. PRICE. ONE CENT. THE BAR D TIMES 750,000 MEN ! . QUIT WORK ;No Settlement Reached in Great Britain's Trouble CABINET EFFORTS FAILED i legislation May Be Hurried Through to Compel Resumption of Work Rail way Employes Won't Handle i-""-' Non-union Goods. London, Fob. 29. Upwards of 750,000 coal miners had laid down their tools ,and gone on a strike by 2 o'clock this afternoon, when the day shift in tho mines ended. The army of striking col liers was swelled hourly throughout- tho morning when it became known that no settlement had been reached. The cabinet to-day completed arrange ments to hurry legislation which may prove necessary in order to compel the resumption of work. A number of meet ings of railroad employes to-day passed resolutions pledging themselves to ab stain from handling troop trains and coal products by non-unionists. The premier and his colleagues in the cabinet, officials of the board of trade and other persons having influence with the coul owners and miners made stren ' nous attempts this morning to avert the disaster. After working for a week, the irnvprnmpnt Inst niirht in an official com munieation admitted its failure to stave off the strike. The deadlock is graver than anticipat ed. It had been supposed that the great est hostility would arise from the Welsh mine owners, and public opinion was veering in favor of the miners, who, it was thought, would be Satisfied with the concession of the principle of a minimum wage, leaving the adjustment ot he .!e ! in siihseniient arbitration or nero- tiation. It is now seen that the miners J tier young man was declared unjustly themselves, are placing the greatest ob- j convicted and his pardon yesterday fol stahle in the way of a peaceful solution i 'v,cd. by insisting upon their own interprets ! tinn of the terms of the minimum wage. ; It is this aspect of the situation which renders the outlook most hopeless. At the same time, it is felt that the govern ment's efforts have not been wasted. The government has secured the assent of 60 per cent, of the mine ow ners of the coun try to the principle of ft minimum wage, thus greatly facilitating its task should it be deemed advisable to resort to leg islative enforcement of the minimum wage. MORE OPERATIVES AT WORK IN LAWRENCE Number Is Said to Be Greater Tban Any Day During the Strike Mayor Scanlon Goes to Boston"' for Conference, Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 9. More oper atives were working in the textile mills ! to-day tban on any previous day of tho strike, which is now in its eighth week. ; Fewer pickets were in evidence than usual this morning. Kelief stations daily are becoming crowded with applicant for food, hundreds of strikers and chil dren going to the stations this morn ing. Arrangements being made to send a party to Washington to appear before a congressional committee, as suggested by Congressman Berger, were completed last night. Over lit) men, women and children will compose the jiarty. Of 'this number more than half will be chil dren, the plan being to send two from each of the 18 nationalities represented on the strike committee. The children selected, all of whom are over 14 years ,of age, are themselves mill workers on strikes. In some instances, they bear , scars from injuries sustained while nt work. Among the number will be a girl wlu had her scalp torn off by a machine. The older workers will be represented by one from each nationality. Mayor Scanlon and Alderman O'Brien, who yesterday conferred with some of the Lawrence mill officers in Boston, again visited that city to-day, and it was understood that the conference was to be resumed. TAFT'S MANAGERS WANT SHERMAN Vice-President May Become a Candidate for His Present Position, Is the Statement Made in Wash ington. Washington, D. C, Feb. 29. Unless .present plans of President Taft's cam paign managers go awry, Vice-President Sherman will also be on the Kepublicaji ticket, for vice-president. CANNIBALISM IN PERSIA. Famine Causes Eating of Human Flesh Twenty-five Towns Sacked. Washington, D. C, Feb. 29. Startling allegations of cannibalism among starv ing persons, contained in letters from ' Dr. Susan 1. Moody in Teheran, are re ceived here. She declares that fathers are eating their children and children ore eating each other in the northwestern part of Persia, where famine followed the sacking of twenty-five towns by rebel troops. Salar Dowleh, brother of the deposed shah, and forty thousand people are starving, it is declared. TO INSPECT CANAL. Secretary of State Knox Left Panama City This Morning. Panama City, Feb. 29. Secretary of State Knox left here this morning with the intention of making a trip to Colon with frequent stops on the way to af ford an opportunity of inspecting the Panama cajial. THREE PARDONED BY GOVERNOR FOSS One Was Serving Life Term for Mur der, Second a Long Term for Feloni ous Assault and Third a Short Term for Robbery. Boston, Feb. 29. Three pardons were granted by Governor Foss and the ex ecutive council yesterday. One of the prisoners was serving a lifelong sen tence for murder, another a long term for felonious assault, while the third had served a year of a 'three years' term for robbery. The life prisoner pardoned is David Mooney, who was sentenced in Septem lxr, 1877, for the murder ' of Edmond Lavoie, otherwise known, as "Frenchy"' at Boston. The men were burglars anil Mooney killed Lavoie in the course of a quarrel. Patrick J. Kenney was sentenced in December, 190(5, to a term of eight to ten year for felonious assault upon a woman aged 02. He was under the in fluence of liquor at the time of the assault, and his sentence was consid ered excessive. In the case of the third man clem ency is extended on the ground that he was innocent of the charge brought awiinst him and was convicted unjust ly. In March, last year, Mi Manus went out one evening to look for a job shov eling snow. He met Deputy SJieriff Sliorey of Conway, X. II., and the two had several drinks together. A quarrel followed, during which the New Hamp shire deputy used his revolver as an argument. When the police arrived Sliorey was holding on to his watch and chain, which, he said. MeManus hud stol en from him. MeManus was sentenced to three years in jail upon his conviction on a .charge of robbery. About six weeks ago Deputy Sheriff Sliorey made another visit to Boston. On this last visit the New Hampshire official, in an endeavor to make a bov j drink whiskey, again used his revolver as an argument, ami in police court was sentenced to three months in jail on each of two charges, one of a-sault nnd the other fur carrying concealed weapons. On an appeal, the superior court imposed a three months' sentence on one charge and placed the others on file. An investigation of the MeManus case ' then made, with the result that f trill UftCM Tfi 01 1 1 1 H HLW flMVLIM IU DUILU TWO VERMONT LINKS Thj First Will Be Between South Ver-. non and Brattlcboro and the Other Between Windsor and White River Junction. New Haven, Conn., Feb. 29.--That the New York, New Haven S Hartford Hail road 'company will immediately proceed with the building of new lines between South Vernon and Brattlcboro. Vt., and httwecn W indsor and White Kiver func tion. Vt., is the semi-official statement winch came from the offices of the com pany to-day. The first link mentioned is ten miles long, and the other is four ten miles. REVOLT IN CHINA. Houses Destroyed and Troops Paraded Streets, Shooting Wild. Peking. Feb. 29. A revolt has brok en out among portions of the Yuan Shi Kai troops, some hundreds of whom started a riot to-day. They wrecked and set fire to a number of douses and paraded the streets, shooting wild. A strong force of royal soldiers have lieen ordered out and are endeavoring to re store order in the citv. The streets are crowded and the greatest alarm pre vails among the inhabitants. TROLLEY CAR OVER BANK. 23 Passengers Shaken Up at Biddeford, Me., Yesterday. Biddeford, Me.. Feb. 29. Twenty-five piiH.sengers in an Atlantic Shore Line ehctric car were badly shaken up but escaped serious injury yesterday when the car left the rails on West street and went over a twelve foot embank ment. The incline was not steep and the impetus ot the car was broken by collision with a pole. Snow was re sponsible for the derailment. EXECUTION FOLLOWED REVOLT. Ringleaders Put to Death In Peniten tiary at Monterey, Mexico. Laredo, Texas, Feb. 29. Thirty-six lives paid the penalty of yesterday's revolt, in the penitentiary at Monterey, Aitxico, according to incoming passen gers to-day. These passengers said six ot the prisoners were killed during the outbreak and twenty-five others, re garded as ringleaders, were executed yes terday afternoon. The passengers were unable to describe in what manner the remaining five victims were killed. Swanton Hotel Sold for $5,000. Swanton, Feb. 29. Barney Mullen has sold the Adams house, which he pur chased three years ago, to Nuplene Rob istow, the owner and proprietor ot the. West Side inn, the price being about $3,000. Mr. Mullen sold on account of poor health. The Roy Lumber Co. of West Barnet is lumbering on its mountain timber land about one mile from its mill and is cutting a record breaking stock of choice lumber. Recently a monarch of the forest, an immense spruce tree, was cut, and this tree scaled 1,475 feet of lumber. It was hauled to the mill with on-; pair of horses on a bob sled, and even then the road was so steep in places that two bridle chains had to be used. John Smith of Glover, father of Mur do Smith and brother and two sisters, who are in quarantine for smallpox in St. Johnsbnry, was found dead in lied Tuesday. The four children of the deceased have practically recovered from the disease but could not yet be released from quarantine. Mrs. William Chen ey, another victim of smallpox, recent ly gave birth to a son. There are now only five cases of smallpox. All schools will reopen Monday. GIVEN MONTH TO FREE FOOD Of Saccharine Which 'is De clared an Adulteration FINAL DECISION TO-DAY Secretary MacVeagh Dissented from the Opinion of Majority of Cabinet Board, Which Rendered Its Opinion Against the Use of the Material. Washington, D. C, Feb. 9. By a vote of two to one, the board of cabinet officers charged with the enforcement of the pure food law to-day entered a final decision against the use of saccharine in prepared foods. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and Secretary of Commerce anl Labor Xagel confirmed the decision that food containing saccharine is adulterated, while Secretary of the Treasury Mac Veagh dissented. A month's grace will be given the manufacturers to arrange for the elimination of saccharine. Pure Food Champion Not to Rtsign. Washington, 1). C, Feb. 9. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, chief chemist of the depart ment of agriculture and pure food cliem pion. denied to-day that he had any intention of resigning from his office. He characterized as "preposterous and pure fiction'' any rumors to the effect that be was considering such action. The report that be intended to resign was occasioned by the following inter view, accredited to him and published in the morning papers: "f have a long time been working." said Dr. Wiley, "to secure peace. This cannot, however, exist as long as then' are incongruous elements as now exist in the department. I have not yet deter mined to withdraw. 1 am hoping for a solution of the difficulties." "In case of no solution will jou re sign?" he was asked. "I am not prepared to say now. If T determine to withdraw, however, I shall issue a statement which there will be no difficulty in understanding." FIVE HORSE RACING EVENTS Planned For the Green Mountain Circuit Yesterday. Rutland, Feb, 29. At a meeting of the Green Mountain circuit here yester day afternoon, represcnttaives were pres ent from all the associations aHd the j state fair was also represented by F. L. Davis. The association decided "to give at least five early closing events for ! purses of S"00 each. The classes chosen jare a 2:20 trot, 2:30 trot, J:14 pace, 2:2S pace and free-for-all. Yesterday's meeting called to or der by F. C. Dyer of Middlebury, in the absence of the president. Assemblyman James S. Parker of Salem, X. Y., Mr. Parker and Secretary W. K. Farnsworth of this city were re-elected. lirattle boro and White River Junction be came virtual members of the circuit. Those present were Elliot B. Norton of Cambridge, X. Y., F. C. Dyer and W. R. Xoonan of Middlebury, i. H. Staf ford of South Wallingford, F. L. Davis of White River Junction, O. F. Benson of Brattlcboro. George M. Viall of Man chester, Vail Allen and K. B. Norton of Fair Haven and W. K. Carter, F. M. Wilson and W. K. Farnsworth of Rut la nil. TALK OF THE TOWN TI. H. Cohen of Burlington was a bus iness visitor in the city to-day. Frank Geen of Bugbee avenue left last night for a few days visit at Provi dence, R. I. George Comings returned to Brattlc boro to-day, after spending a few days in tl is city on business. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer K. Taft of Wash ington street went to Bradford to-day for a few days' visit with relatives. The Socialist party has opened head quarters at its rooms in the Scampini block. Open every evening until elec tion day. All Socialists and sympathiz ers are welcome. ' ' The meeting of the Presbyterian Sun beams will be held this evening at H o'clock in the church. All members are requested to be present, as the electio'i of officers will take place. Mr. and Mrs. William T. Trenoweth of North Main street returned home last night from Concord. X. IL, where they were called by the illness of a relative. Mrs. Trenoweth resumed her duties at tho City hotel this morning. The Granite Mutual Insurance Co. is moving its office furniture from the Wood Mock into its new quarters on the second floor of the Aldrich build ing. The company's administration of fice has been new ly equipped with hand some quartered oak furniture. Attorney M. M. Gordon yesterday shipped three thoroughbred Boston ter rier pups to a man in Burlington, who pisid an aggregate sum of $190 for the pets. One of th dogs will be sent lat er to a dog fancier in Minnesota. The trio of pups were from a litter of six belonging to Mr. Gordon, three of which remain. Improvements at the police station, which have been in progress for several days, are fast nearing completion. Paint ers have nearly finished whitewashing the interior of the cell rooms as well as painting the office and detention room. ew lockers constructed ty tlie caipenters are now in use by the offi cers. The Indian club, an athletic organiza tion, held a sleighride last night. There were about thirty couples, who were carried iii Papin's and Jones & Xye's barges to the grange nail at Wilhams town, where an excellent supper was served. A social evening of cards and dancing was enjoyed by all present until an early hour. Music for the dance was furnished by Coutts and Bianchi. James Sivewright, John Dun can, Harold Ante ana James Coutts comprised, the committee in charge of the ride. SPORTSMEN ORGANIZE. Many In Addison County Listen to Plea for 6-Inch Trout Law. Middlebury, Feb. 29. About (10 resi dents of this county met in grange ball here at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and formed the Addison County Fish and Game league. George Shambo of Middlebury was the temporary chair man. The constitution and by-laws were presented by L. C. Russell of Middle bury for a committee appointed at a preliminary meeting two weeks ago, and after some amendments they were adopted. Officers were then elected as follows: President, It. W. MeCuen of Vergen.ies; vice-president, M. F. Barnes of Chimney Point; secretary, Norman S. Foote of Middlebury; treasurer, George N. Sham bo of Middlebury; auditors, Lerov C. Russell of Middlebury and John H. Don nelly of Vergennes; directors, the offi cers ex-oflicio and John Higgins and dishing Hill of Middlebury, Paul Haw kins of Weybridge, J. Herbert Howe of Itridport, F. L. Grandy and William H. Norton of Vergennes. John Thomas and Edward Harrington of Salisbi.ry, Kdson Day of Riptou. O. A. Smith and Fred Smith of Addison, F. M. Warner of Ferrisbiirg. Arthur Larrabee of Or well. W. H. Jackman of Waltham, (-rorge Palni.-r of New Haven. B. H. Stickney of the Rutland coun ty leairue advocated that the trout sea son should be put back to where it was before and that Vermont should stick to the six-inch trout law. Mr. Stickney was given a hearty vote of thank. According to the constitution, the annual meeting of the league will oe nem on me second eclne-day in February nt such place as may be determined by the board of directors. BOYS INTERRUPTED COOK. Most of Burlington Audience Politely Attentive, but Not Enthusiastic. Burlington. Fe. 29. Five young men were ordered from the room during the lecture of Dr. Frederick A. Cook, on hi alleged "Conquest of the Pole." They sat at the front of the room and fre quently uttered groans, until n police man came and at down in front of them. The groans subsided until the po liceman withdrew to the back of the renin, when the sounds of distress be gan again and Manager AVbalcn ordered the young men from the room. They lef peaceably and there was no other disturbance during the lecture, except when people in various sections of the. house began to tire after the lecture was partly over and began to depart. The audience was politely attentive and the absence of much applause was noted. For two hours the speaker told 1 of his trip, which was illustrated with ninny pictures, and concluded w itli a bitter arraignment of Peary, who, ac cording to Mr. Cook, is pretty nearly ail wrong. The pictures shown were good, but Mr. Cook did not warm up to his Hiihject and, not being interested himself, failed to interest others to any great extent. I CITIZENS RESCIND FORMER VOTE. Mstter of Site For Montpelier High School to be Left With School Board. The special city meeting held in Mont pelier last evening to vote on the site of a new high school building was large ly attended, the women turning out en masse as well as the men. It was vot ed to rescind the vote of June 2, 1911, instructing the school bonrd to purchase the Corry-Park proerty for a site, the mutter of a site, building ami fur nishings now being left with the school board. An isue of iMOO.ooo in bonds wa voted last August. The vote for rescinding stood J544 to 102 anil t ti resolution to leave the matter in the bands of the school Iwiard was earned :tli(' to (IS. The meeting was an exciting one. Mr. Ccrry was scored for asking $17',h for the Corry-Park property, J. H. Senter remarking that no one would pay that price. The school board came in for its full share of complaint and several speeches were made which brrught down the mayor' gavel in a call for order. The women voted first, about 100 depositing their ballot. RESPECTED CITIZEN DEAD. Erastus D. Baker of Essex Junction Died Yesterday. Lssex Junction, Feb. 29. The village lost one of its most resjiected citizens yer.terday in the dearth of Krastus I). Baker, who died at one o'clock yester day morning after a five weeks' illness. He had bad consumption for many years. Mr. Baker was born in Ches terfield. X. H., April 17. 1S.I2, one of seven children of Oliver and Sally (Tick- ncr) Baker, all of whom are now dead. Hp came to the Junction in lSlil. en tering the employ of the Vermont Cen tral railroad as local freiiht ntrent. which position he held until 1S77. He viva deputy sheriff, constable, collector of taxes, ahil lister at different periods of bis life, always filling the offices in an efficient manner. Mr. Baker mar ritd July 3, !Hl4. Abbie L. Sa fiord of Colchester. Seven children were born to them, Rollo died when a baby and Ben died nearly six years ago. Mr. Baker is survived by bis wife and three sons, Eugene of Los Angeles, William O. of this place, Ralph of New York. and two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Killoran of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Mrs. T. F. King of Iowa. The funeral will lw held at li i 4 late home on Pearl street Satur day morning at 10:30 o'clock. MAY CLOSE COLLEGE. There Is Talk of It at Norwich Because of Epidemic of Sickness. Northfield, Feb. 29. The funeral of Percy S. Hawes of Melrose, Mass., who died here Mmdav ot hroucliial pneu- moma, after a very short illness, was held yesterday. Hawes was a member of the freshman class at Norwich uni versity and was well known in North field, Montpelier and Barre. He was very popular with his classmates and bis death has caused much sorrow her. The liody was accompanied to the sta tion by a military escort. Because of bis death and because of the epidemic of sickness which has invaded the col lege, there is considerable talk of clos ing the college for two weeks. WILLIAMSTOWN. . The ladies of the Congregational church will serve a chicken-pie supper March 1, from 6 until 8 o'clock in th-' evening. All are invited to come and enjoy a social evening. SKY LIGHTED FOR MILES By Fire Which Did $200,000 Damage in Attleboro, Mass. A LUMBER CO. BURNED OUT Fire Departments of Both Attleboro and Pawtucket Were Engaged and They Succeeded in Saving Three Cot tages Which Were Near By. . Attleboro, Mass., Feb, 29. A Joss by fire, which is estimated at $200,000, was caused by a blaze that broke out. in the lumber yard of C. A. Pullen & Co.,jicni the Pawtucket line, this morning. Two big sheds with their contents were de stroyed,, and two freight curs were also burned, while seasoned ''lumber of all varieties burned like dried grass, the flames lighting up the sky for miles around. The fire departments of both Attleboro and Pawtucket were called to light the conflagration, and they succeeded in sav ing three cottages which were located near the lumber yard. The cause of the fire is not known definitely, but one of the theories is that sparke from a passing locomotive fell upon some dried lumber. ACCEPTS POSITION OF SUPERINTENDENT E. M. Roscoe of Springfield Sends Letter to School Commissioners in An swer to Offer of En gagement. H. G. Woodruff, president of the Barre school commissioners, received to-day the formal acceptance by Edward M. Roscoe of Springfield of the offer to become superintendent of the Barre schools, which was tendered him by the commis sioners following their meeting Tuesday evening. Mr. Hoscoe will assume bis duties at the close of the present year, succeeding O. D. Mathewson, who re signed to accept the princpalship of Lyndon institute. Mr. Roscoe's letter of aceetsnee is as follows: "I will accept the position ot superin tendent of schools in the city of Barr at the salary stated, $2,000 a year. I will give to the schools the best service of which I am capable and I trust that 1 shall be able to maintain the confidence which the board has seemed to place in me. our system oi scnoois is excellent snd 1 shall hope to be able to maintain for the schcols the high standard which Mr. Mathewson has set for them. 1 w;is very much impressed with all that I saw while in your city last week. "Again let me thank you fcr the honor which comes with being asked to succeed Mr. Mathewson. I trust that there may be no cause to regret the action you have taken. "Very trulv yours, "E. M. Roscoe." TWO CASES IN COURT. One Respondent Waived Examination and Other's Case Was Continued. When arraigned before Judge H. V. Scott in city court this morning. Arthur Mitchell, who was. arrested last Saturday night on a warratrt isAued by Stale's At torney J. Ward Carver, charging hint w ith selling, waived examination and was bound over in the sum of $."00 to apHar Ht the next term of county court. Bail was furnished by Robert Barclay. The respondent was represented by E. L. Scott and State's Attorney Carver ap peared for the state. Mrs. Ida Vallaise. known as "Rig Ida." whose bouse on Granite street was raid ed by officers last week, haB surrendered Lerself to the authorities ' and was brought into city court this morning: Her arrest grew out of alleged findings nt the Vallaise home during the search. The respondent's case was continued un til March 7, and bail for her release in the sum of $.VK) was furnished by Celes tino Ahiatt':. DISCUSSING CLERKS' AGREEMENT. Barre Merchants and Their Employes Taking (Jp the Matter. Meetings of the Barre Retail Mer chants' association and the retail clerks' union were held last evening, the former at. the association rooms in the Miles building and the Utter in K. of P. ball. Both meetings were largely attended, ns preliminary steps were taken toward forming a new agreement Vo "upplant the old bill, which expires April 1. U is understood that both associations have elected committees for the conferences, which will be started at once. Pitcher Ray Collins Married. Los Aniielcs, Feb. 29. Ray W. Col lins, the young star pticber of the Bos- ton Red Sox. was married at noon yes- tcrdav to Miss Lillian Lovejoy at the j home of the brides parents. The bride, j a pretty brunette of nineteen, is a sis ter of "John F. Ixivejoy, who was a college chum of Collins at the univer sity of Vermont. ' Revolutionists and Govt. Troops Fought. Cspe Haitien. Haiti. Feb. 29. Sharp fighting occurred at Talanquoia, Santo Domingo, Tuesday between revolution ists and government troops. The revo lutionists had twelve killed and a large number wounded, while the troops had twenty-two casualties. Ernest -Seaver, who was called to Washington by the death of his moth- vr, was m the city to-dsy on his wav back to Jericho, where he is employed in a flouring mill. SUCCESSFUL COURSE ENDED. Adelphi Quartet of Boston Gave Last Number on Federation List, For the last of its series of lectures and concerts held durini; the wint ' Barre civic federation presented . .,o opera house last evening the A' i ?uartet of Boston, four picked singers roui the Hub city, who pleased the larg est audience of the course with an ex cellent selection ot numbers. The quar tet was accompanied in several selec tions by Mrs. Nelson B. li.illurd of Barre, who also rendered a piano solo, "Hun garian Rhapsody No. 2." by Liszt, in the middle of the program. Of added interest to the entertainment was the presence of Robert MacKenzic, a former liarre boy and latterly a prom inent figure in Boston musical circles, whose fine tenor voice was one of the enjoyable features of the evening. Mr. MacKenzic contributed two solos to the program, each of which was followed by an encore, and his work both as a soloist and in the tenor part of the quartet easily bore out the prediction made dur ing his younger days in Barre that he would some day become a singer of un usual ability. His first appearance on the local stage after so long an absence was the signal for an outburst of ap plause irom the audience. In tlie various selections rendered by the quartet, several of them without the accompanist, the powerful voice of A. Victor Crawford stood out more promi nently than the others, perhaps,, Mr. Crawford possesses a rich baritone Voice and his part in the quartet work wan more than ordinarily meritorious. Oscar L. Huiitting carried the bass parts in a manner that plainly marked him as nn artist, while George V. Kells, the second tenor, deserves mention for his fine work. Too much credit cannot be given Mrs. Ballard, who acted so acceptably as the accompanist. Her rendering of- Liszt's difficult rhapsody was every bit deserv ing of the applause which tlie keenly appreciative audience accorded, her nt ! llwn neu side yesterday morn the finish I ,UK.- a,d the defense began, bringing for- The program as earned out -u8 iyri the plea of insanity. Jt was shown follows: "Vocal March' (ltiillnrdi. iiuar tef, "My Song Is of the Sturdy North" (German). Mr. Huiitting; "Onaway Awake, Beloved'' (Taylor), Mr. Mac Kenzie; "Bonnie Doon" Siiiitli)."Rockin' in De Wind" (Neidlinger), quartet ; piano solo, "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" (Liszt), Mrs. Nelson Ballard; "Kveninu Song'' (Naater), "Morning Song" (Spof- ford), quartet; Hunting Seng (Bol lard), Mr. Crawford and Mr. Kel!. "Mary of Argyle." .Mr. MacKenzic; "The Long Day Closes'' (Sullivan), quartet. Since last night's entertainment was the concluding number of the series, it might be well to add that ti e course h;,s been a successful undertaking for the civic federation, viewed from every an gle. Local audiences have been privi leged to beat some of tls? notable men on the lecture platform, as tor instancf Judge Men H. Lindsey, whose description of the juvenile court in Denver was widely discussed locally. In addition to the op. portnnity to hear good men speak, the federation has also been the means of securing some excellent musical enter tainments during the winter. Not only laboring to enlarge its sphere of usefulness by thus replenishing its treasury has tie federation met with a satisfying degree of success, but also because it has worked to a worthy pur- nose nt the same time in providing an interesting and always entertaining list, of lecturers, renders and musicians. Lo cal people who have the best interests ot the organization at heart will sincertly hope that another course may be carried out equally as successfully next season. GAVE FRIEND $300 COMMISSION. Henry Emerson Stated - He Took Few Drinks Before Settling Damage Case. In the case of Henry Emerson against the Corry, Deavitt & Frost Electric com pany at Montpelier, Henry Emerson, the plaintiff, took the stand yesterday in the hearing before Commis-ioner R. E. Brown of Burlington. The case was settled by Emerson before coming to trial, and he. told yesterday how it was done. He said be told a Bethel man named Rogers, that if he would get him (Imerson) 1.000 out of the case, he might have if300 of it. Emerson sai I they came to Montpelier, had a few drinks and then went to the home of E. II. Deavitt, where ' Emcrsfin signed a paper, took his money and returned home, giving Rogers his promised share. Then he loaned $500 to a Randolph niiiu. taking a note for $.V2.'i, after winch he went to i onnecticut on a visit. The money was spent and no account kept. His attorney, M. M. Gordon, tried to prove Emerson mentally incompetent to transact the business,' after taking a few drinks, and stated he had retained W. A. Lord and W. X. Therinult with out consulting him. At first he sup posed Emerson was capable of caring for his money and business affairs but from further development he had de cided be was not. Emerson has never asked him how much his bill is. but Mr. Gordon will produce his books to show what fees he charged him. James Emerson, son of the plaintiff, was on the stand yesterday afternoon and was used to show the mental ca pi'iity of bis father. The hearing was continued to-dav. LARGE LIST OF NAMES WaPresented to Board of Civil Au thority Last Night. Twelve members of the board of civil authority were present in the city court xt to the ' room last evening lor the nc last meeting to lie held before the city clutioii next Tuesday. A total of IIS changes in the check list was the re sult, of the meeting and of these, as many as seventy-five were additions. The list of new names presented to the board last night is probablv the larg est which has yet been added to the check list on 'a single niyht since the board has been in session. To-night's meeting will open at 7 o'clock in the city court room. BUYS MATHEWSON PROPERTY. F. G. Howland to Make It His Home in Near Future. Frank G. Howland has purchased of O. I). Mathewson his resilience o; the east side of French street, including two lots which form a large lawn, and also two building lots on the west side of the same street. Supt. Mathewson sold the property because he is to leave Barre within a few months to become principal of Lyndon institute. Mr. How land will then remove from his present residence on the same street and make the Mathewson house his home. SOLDIER GOES FOR LIFE i;AveVi' Matthew Carlyle Convicted of First Degree Murder WITHOUT DEATH PENALTY Former Fort Ethan Allen Trooper Killed Andrew C. Fox, Another Soldier Story of Slavery Days Told in Court at Burlington. . Burlington, Feb. 29. Matthew Car lyle, a former trooper at Fort Ethan Allen, was sentenced to life imprison ment in the penitentiary at Atlanta, Oa., by Judge J. L. Martin in the United States court here to-day for the slay ing of Andrew C. Fox at Fort Ethan Ailen on October 10. 1911. The jury, to whom the case was given late yes terday afternoon, came in at 9 o'clock this morning with a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, without cepital punishment. The prisoner took the verdict calmly. The trial was most speedy, having started Tuesday afternoon. The prose- that Carlyle's ancestors in a direct line had been violently insane, lo show this, the attorneys for the defense went back to slavery days ami brought out testimony concerning Carlyle's grandfa ther and grandmother, both on bis fa ther's ami his ipother.s side. Testi mony was given showing that Carlyle's grandfather m his mother's side bad been a raving maniac and that it bad lieen necessary to keep him chained to a ii iron post in a room, unclothed for the most part, because he could be re strained in no other way. The testi mony further showed that Carlyle's grandfather and grandmother on his fa ther's side were violently insane and that Carlyle also had two uncles and a-i aunt on his father's side, who were m ntally unbalanced. The witnesses who were called to pn-ve that Carlyle was insane when lie shot Fox also brought out the heart interest side of the case. It developed that Carlyle's mother and father, "who were divorced twenty yearB ago, had beer, brought face to face again in the federal courtroom and that Carlyle's steimiothcr, who is bis father's sec-oin- wife, was also in the courtroom. This testimony developed quickly and it aroused the interest of the spectators I .ih..c.v. u,m . lormer ! -tlieart !o in court. i . i. r j A Story of Slavery Days Told. 1 The history cf the Carlyle family was begun when Mrs. Josephine Carlyle took tne stand. She created a surprise by stilting that she was the second wifo of Carlyle, the elder. The bitter's first wile, Mrs. Narcissus Carlyle, was sit ting near Carlyle in the courtroom. Car lyle's father, Edward Carlyle, sat apart, but the three appeared to be on friend ly terms. Carlyle the elder, according to testimony that developed later, bad not seen bis first w,ife or. his son in twenty years. Both women, and Car hle's father, testified in the respondent's liehalf. The story, when completed, gave one reason to believe that possibly Car lyle had been mentally unbalanced when he shot Fox. In substance it is as follows: Many years ago a white plantation ow ner kept as a slave a black woman. No marriage ceremony was ever per formed "for these two but aeveral chil dren were born to them. Of the num ber, Matthew Carlyle's father, Edward K. Carlyle, was one. His mind was sound but he had two brothers who were feeble minded, and a sister who was violently insane. His mother and father, the plantation owner and the sieve, both became violently insane. Ed wurd Carlyle married and his wife's lather wa also insane. To them was born Matthew Carlyle. When the lat ter was about five years of age, Ed ward" Carlyle separated from his wife am! left Matthew Carlyle in her charge. The boy wandered away, joining the army and finally was arrested at Fort . Ethan Allen for the murder of Andrew C. Fox. Carlyle the elder bad married again in the meantime and had lost all trace of Matthew, his son. One day Carlyle the elder saw an account in the newspapers of an attorney having been appointed to defend Carlyle in a mur dir trial. He inquired who the man v at and found it was his own son. He . came to Burlington and saw his son again for the first time in twenty years. Hi., second wife came with him and his first wife had also been summoned, so that the three met in the courtroom where young Carlyle was to be tried fur bis life. The foregoing story was related by Edward E. Carlyle. The witness was moved to tears when he spoke of his mother. She was of African descent, he said, and bad been freed by the en ancipntion proclamation, lie nad sev eral brother and sisters, he said, and he could remember the acts of frenzy committed by his mother and father when they later became insane and also by a sister, Janet, who showed strange nil ntal symptoms. Two other brothers, he said, had been weak minded. Mr. Carlyle testified that when Matthew (the respondent! was a small boy be had shown symptoms of a strange disease and would throw himself on the ground and foam at the mouth and act like an animal. BUYS BARRE BAKERY. L. H. Smith of Waterbury Takes Pos session Next Monday. - L. If. Smith of Waterbury, who re cently purchased the bakery of E. H. Boyce of North Main street, is moving his" household goods to this city. Mr. Smith will take possession of the bakery next Monday and make bis home in tin tenement above the bakery. Mr. Boyce, who has conducted the bakery for a good many years, has not yet made any definite plans for the lutur.